Telecom Egypt, Huawei to set up Africa’s first green tower

Telecom Egypt, the first integrated operator of communications and information technology services in Egypt, in cooperation with Huawei Technologies.

There was a recent announcement that there will be the implementation of the first eco-friendly, integrated solution to provide mobile networks via utilizing tower made of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP), with wireless availability.

Through this cooperation will help Telecom Egypt  become the first operator in Egypt and Africa to install a green tower which will serve as an optimum steel alternative.

The tower is approximately 18 meters high, with a special camouflage fence made of environmentally friendly materials, supported by integrated wireless access solutions and a green solar energy system.

It also boasts high resistance in severe environmental conditions, such as corrosion from exposure to chemicals and high temperatures.

The Managing Director and CEO of Telecom Egypt, Adel Hamed, said that the implementation of this type of mobile site in Egypt is unprecedented.

It also underscores the efforts done by all those in charge of the project and their capability of implementing the entire site in a timely manner and a systematic way.

He also said that it’s the finest international standards regarding green concept solutions.

Adel explained that Telecom Egypt’s green external sites also depend on modern technologies for wireless access devices.

These are the technology of antennas integrated with signal amplifiers, which contribute to reducing the energy consumption of one site by about 40 percent, if compared to traditional sites.

He noted that these modern technologies also contribute to improving the signal quality by about 20 percent, compared to regular antennas.

This will inevitably further result in reducing the number of stations to be installed, enhancing the preservation of the environment.

The CEO of Huawei Egypt Jim Liu confirmed that the company dedicated great attention to developing the infrastructure of Information and Communication Technology in Egypt which is why they have joined hands with Telecom Egypt, the leader in the telecommunications market in Egypt and the Middle East.

He added that Huawei is eager to harness all the necessary, innovative technologies to save energy to build a sustainable future, which certainly generates zero carbon emissions.

He also pointed out that recent studies have shown that FRP poles produce 43 percent less carbon dioxide emissions, compared to steel, and reduce E2E energy consumption by nearly half for manufacturers and related transportation.

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